Today, faithful BlackBerry developers can stop tinkering around with prerelease tools and dig into the real thing: the BlackBerry 10 OS software developer kit has gone gold.
RIM today released the final tool set and APIs for software-makers to start coding in earnest for the finished product.
Gameloft is RIM's most high-profile public partner win so far, though many more titles from familiar consumer brands are sure to come.
RIM will unveil its new vanguard of BlackBerry 10 smartphones on January 30, in a multi-city global launch.
Research In Motion users can now text or talk with their BlackBerry Messenger contacts via version 7.
A new voice feature in the latest version allows you to make free phone calls to your BBM contacts over a local Wi-Fi connection. Beyond calling someone initially, you can start off the conversation by texting and then switch to a voice call if needed. You can also tell when your BBM contacts are available for a voice call.
RIM kicked off the new BBM voice calling through the app's beta last month and said the feature received a positive response from … Read more
Opera Mini is perhaps the most compact Web browser you can use for your Android device. It's smart, has easy-to-access options, and best of all, pages accessed in Opera Mini load very fast, even when compared to other browsers with the same data transfer speed.
Upon launch, Opera Mini takes you directly to the Quick Launch menu. When presented in its live link feed mode however, it instead displays links to Web pages that are related to the ones you have visited using the app. It is, after all, touted as the smart Web browser app that adjusts and … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Did RIM just stage this BlackBerry 10 "leak"?
- Do we need this? Kohler shower head doubles as a wireless speaker.
- Dude builds OSX into old Macintosh Portable, let's talk about RETRO OBSESSION.
- Bionic mannequins spy on shoppers to boost sales.
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Research in Motion has won key government security certification for its BlackBerry 10 operating system months ahead of its launch, allowing the smartphone to be used in secure government workplaces.
The FIPS 140-2 certification signals that U.S. and Canadian government agencies, along with private firms, can deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones as soon as they launch, with a guarantee that data stored on the devices is appropriately secured and encrypted.
FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certification is issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and it's a must for mobile platforms before the U.S. government can … Read more
Launched back in March 2010, the app store has mostly played second fiddle to Google Play on Android smartphones and tablets. Viewed as bloatware by a sizable segment of users, it pales in comparison, when it comes to selection, to even the Amazon Appstore or Getjar.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- BlackBerry becomes a source of shame for users.
- Mental Floss asks: How did the Game Genie work?
- Schools across the country ban Flaming Hot Cheetos.
- Speaking of: 10 things you never knew about Flamin' Hots.
- Newsweek to shut down print edition and go all digital.
- Extra Life: Play games to raise money for local kids.
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It's official, BlackBerry 10 developers: RIM has declared open season for BB10 app submissions. A recent post on the company's development blog confirms that RIM is now accepting entries for applications that specifically target the long-anticipated BlackBerry 10 operating system.
The post in question also lays out how to begin the submission process to the BlackBerry storefront as well offering links to the Beta3 Developer SDK, if you'd like to get in on the coding action. In addition, RIM reminds potential developers that any app deemed worthy of the Built for BlackBerry program and earns $1,000 … Read more
RIM needs a halo smartphone desperately to stem the tide of consumers drifting to Android and iOS. Apparently such a handset, the Aristo, is right around the corner. … Read more